Fiona Brennan

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Prof Geraldine Boylan with baby Sylvie Carter, Colleen and baby Con Deasy, baby Ruairi Deasy and Centre Manager ChristianStafford with Kate and Eva Deasy and Gail and Anna Carter celebrate a milestone five years of innovations and research at Ireland’s dedicated foetal and neonatal research centre, Infant, at University College Cork and Cork University Maternity Hospital. Photograph: Clare Keogh

1. One in four people experience a Christmas dinner disaster, according to Safefood Ireland which has issued tips on how to avert such a disaster this(...)

Pamper your other half  by treating them to a spa treatment. Photograph: iStock

It’s that time of year again when excess and overindulgence is the name of the game – from mouth-watering feasts to expensive bottles of fizz and as m(...)

As well as my love of a healthy home-cooked hotpot, I also harbour  positive associations with Coco Pops and Happy Meals. Photograph: Getty Images

While some take the detox route for January, my strategy is to serve up comfort food as an accompaniment to the peace and quiet of the first month of (...)

The idea of a cult of busyness and boasting about how busy we are isn’t new. Photograph: Paul Bradbury/Caiaimage/Getty

I’ve sunk into the corner of my sofa. It’s twilight, but to find the energy to reach over and switch on the lamp feels utterly impossible. I feel like(...)

Given a choice of sugar or cocaine, the vast majority of rats opted for sugar, a famous 2008 Princeton study found

Research published widely last year has suggested that excessive sugar consumption affects the brain in a similar way to cocaine, by elevating dopamin(...)

“We are born in a positive frame of mind.”  Illustration: Illustration Works/Getty

It’s not that long ago the consensus regarding brain development was that your brain was programmed at childhood, and further development in adulthood(...)

"Positive suggestions become a new reality": hypnotherapist Fiona Brennan (left) with Ruth O'Connor. Photograph: eric Luke

I’m definitely getting out of my comfort zone. Working from home in close proximity to the fridge with two kids under my proverbial and, erm, p(...)